3. The action of the organ of sight; sight, look; view; ocular knowledge; judgment; opinion.
In my eye, she is the sweetest lady that I looked on.Shak.
4. The space commanded by the organ of sight; scope of vision; hence, face; front; the presence of an
object which is directly opposed or confronted; immediate presence.
We shell express our duty in his eye.Shak.
Her shell your hear disproved to her eyes.Shak.
5. Observation; oversight; watch; inspection; notice; attention; regard. "Keep eyes upon her." Shak.
Booksellers . . . have an eye to their own advantage.Addison.
6. That which resembles the organ of sight, in form, position, or appearance; as: (a) (Zoöl.) The spots
on a feather, as of peacock. (b) The scar to which the adductor muscle is attached in oysters and other
bivalve shells; also, the adductor muscle itself, esp. when used as food, as in the scallop. (c) The bud
or sprout of a plant or tuber; as, the eye of a potato. (d) The center of a target; the bull's-eye. (e) A
small loop to receive a hook; as, hooks and eyes on a dress. (f) The hole through the head of a needle.
(g) A loop forming part of anything, or a hole through anything, to receive a rope, hook, pin, shaft, etc.; as,
an eye at the end of a tie bar in a bridge truss; an eye through a crank; an eye at the end of rope. (h)
The hole through the upper millstone.
7. That which resembles the eye in relative importance or beauty. "The very eye of that proverb." Shak.
Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts.Milton.
8. Tinge; shade of color. [Obs.]
Red with an eye of blue makes a purple.Boyle. By the eye, in abundance. [Obs.] Marlowe. Elliott eye (Naut.), a loop in a hemp cable made
around a thimble and served. Eye agate, a kind of circle agate, the central parts of which are of
deeper tints than the rest of the mass. Brande & C. Eye animalcule (Zoöl), a flagellate infusorian
belonging to Euglena and related genera; so called because it has a colored spot like an eye at one
end. Eye doctor, an oculist. Eye of a volute (Arch.), the circle in the center of volute.
Eye of day, Eye of the morning, Eye of heaven, the sun. "So gently shuts the eye of day." Mrs.
Barbauld. Eye of a ship, the foremost part in the bows of a ship, where, formerly, eyes were painted; also,
the hawser holes. Ham. Nav. Encyc. Half an eye, very imperfect sight; a careless glance; as, to
see a thing with half an eye; often figuratively. "Those who have but half an eye." B. Jonson. To
catch one's eye, to attract one's notice. To find favor in the eyes (of), to be graciously received
and treated. To have an eye to, to pay particular attention to; to watch. "Have an eye to Cinna."
Shak. To keep an eye on, to watch. To set the eyes on, to see; to have a sight of. In the
eye of the wind (Naut.), in a direction opposed to the wind; as, a ship sails in the eye of the wind.
(Eye) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Eyed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Eying or Eyeing.] To fix the eye on; to look
on; to view; to observe; particularly, to observe or watch narrowly, or with fixed attention; to hold in view.
Eye me, blest Providence, and square my trialMilton.
To my proportioned strength.
(Eye), v. i. To appear; to look. [Obs.]
My becomings kill me, when they do notShak.
Eye well to you.
(Eye"ball`) n. The ball or globe of the eye.